Globalization, Aging, and the Power of the Image

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Part of the International Perspectives on Aging book series (Int. Perspect. Aging, volume 7)

Abstract

The process of neoliberal globalization proceeds, despite resistance, through the efforts of key institutions that support the dominant economic interests. Particularly important is the creation of a global environment for maximum profit-taking by the large multinational corporations that now monopolize the global economy. To this end, conventional instruments of power continue to be used, albeit somewhat differently than in the past. These conventional means are economic, political, military, and ideological power. These strategies are carried out, for example, through so-called free trade agreements, support for multinational regimes, covert interventions, and policies formulated at various think tanks. The goal is to create the illusion that there are no alternatives to neoliberalism (Harvey 2005; Klein 2007; Roy 2012).

Keywords

Cholesterol Arthritis Economic Crisis Europe Income 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologySan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

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